{Foodie Block Party} Grilled Peaches & Cream*

I can’t help it. When I hear Grilled Peaches & Cream all I can think about is that awful song from the 90’s. But my second thought is, YUM. I love any fruit grilled, especially grilled pineapple. But then Lindsay, of Peace, Love & French Fries, takes it to the next level by adding cream! Oh holy deliciousness. I can not wait to try this!

We are nearing the end of the Foodie Block Party and I am going to be sad to see all the deliciousness go! We have one last awesome post lined up for Thursday that I promise is going to be a show stopper!

P.S. Have you entered to with a Le Creuset Tagine yet? No? Do it now! You only have till midnight tonight!

 

Now please, try not to drool and read on about this easy, perfect summer dessert!

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Hi Novice Chef readers!  I’m Lindsay from Peace, Love and French Fries and I’m so thrilled to be a part of Jessica’s Foodie Block Party!  Summer is my favorite time of year, especially out here in Colorado – nice, mild temps and zero humidity makes for perfect block-party (or any outdoor party) weather.

When I think of summer food, I handful of things some to mind – watermelon, berries, peaches, plums, anything grilled, ice cream, frozen cocktails, sangria, pasta salads, zucchini (I always have zucchini overgrowing in my garden), lemonade… the list goes on and on.  When deciding what kind of summer recipe I wanted to share with y’all, I wanted something that would highlight those iconic summer ingredients.  But what to make?!  And as if the universe knew I was trying to decide on a recipe, I walk into the farmers market and just inside the door was an entire display of the most beautiful white peaches I’d ever seen.  Done and done.

Only thing better than peaches is GRILLED peaches.  Or peaches and cream.  Wait, why not both?!  So I took my favorite method of grilling peaches, added some honey whipped cream and it was a perfect summer dessert.  Scott may or may not have licked the remaining cream off his plate when he was finished.  He looked up saw me staring at him with questioning eyes and said “don’t judge me.”  I was in no place to judge.  I may or may not have already eaten the leftover whipped cream out of the mixing bowl with a spoon.

So if you’re going to make this for a dinner party, a BBQ, or any other occasion that requires people to be at your house – make sure no one sees you licking the plates or the mixing bowl.  Or, bring enough spoons so that everyone can finish the leftover whipped cream together.  And make a pact – whatever happens in the mixing bowl stays in the mixing bowl.  :)

Thanks for letting me come and play, Novice Chef readers!  Hope you have a great rest of the summer!

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Grilled Peaches & Cream

Recipe Note: When grilling peaches, you don't want them too ripe, or they will fall apart on the grill. So make sure your peaches are still relatively firm.

Ingredients:

4 firm fresh peaches, halved, pits removed
1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
2 tbsp dark brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tbsp honey

Directions:

Preheat grill to medium high.

Combine melted butter and brown sugar in a small bowl. Dip cut side of peaches into butter mixture then place on the grill. Grill over direct medium for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove to a plate to cool slightly.

While peaches are cooling, combine heavy cream, vanilla, and honey in the bowl of a stand mixer with whisk attachment. Beat, gradually increasing speed, until soft to stiff peaks form. Spoon over warm peaches and serve immediately.

Enjoy!!

a Peace, Love and French Fries original recipe

 

 

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12 Responses to “{Foodie Block Party} Grilled Peaches & Cream”

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    Katrina — July 26, 2011 @ 4:09 am

    This sounds so yummy! I love making my desserts mainly fruit in the summer. Mmm.

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    Becki @ Becki's Whole Life — July 26, 2011 @ 6:34 am

    These sound wonderful. I bet dipping the peaches in the brown sugar gives the tops a nice crust. Yum. I love fresh whipped cream and could eat a whole bowl of it by myself – so definitely no judging from my end:-)

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    Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups — July 26, 2011 @ 8:24 am

    Wow, this sounds amazing! I’ve been grilling pineapple a lot this summer. Next up is definitely peaches!

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    Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking — July 26, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    Great post! Grilled anything, but especially fruits and vegetables are always wonderful during the summer.

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    Kristy Lynn @ Gastronomical Sovereignty — July 26, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    agreed. grilled peaches just scream of summer. I usually put them in a salad with arugula and prosciutto – but i’ll try this next time as a summer dessert.

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    LIndsay @ Peace, Love and French Fries — July 26, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

    thanks ladies!

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    Marsha @ The Harried Cook — July 26, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

    Oh that looks SO yummy… I love grilled peaches… I’ve never tried dipping them in brown sugar before! Sounds like a fabulous idea… Thanks for sharing :)

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    Jennifer @ MotherThyme — July 26, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

    I just got some peaches at the market and this looks like the perfect recipe to use them for! Looks delicious!

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    Deborah — July 26, 2011 @ 10:50 pm

    I love grilled fruit and this looks phenomenal!!

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    Melanie — July 15, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    I made this recipe and had a little problem. I did use 4 firm peaches and they did not cook all the way through. I think either I should have use soft peaches that would cook fast or cook them longer than the recipe says. The whip cream was good though. Will try again but will either cook longer or use soft peaches.

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